38 super anybody got one?

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  1. Cocked & Locked
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    Thanks for the comments fellers!

    The grips on the RIA were (sold grips but not gun) I think nickel silver with a gold wash on the horse head and shoes.

    The RIA is currently pimped out with the fake pearls that originally came on the Springfield Armory 1911...tacky, I know. :eek:

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    I sold mine, of 60's version Colt but still have a case of new brass, bullets and a few loaded boxes of ammo. Would get another but am just too old. :uhoh::banghead:
     
  3. justin22885

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    you need to add a little brass/gold trim to that 1911 so it'll match your knife better
     
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    Ha! Gold grip screws might be just the right touch. :cool:
     
  5. justin22885

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    and maybe the trigger and grip safety too, definitely the trigger though
     
  6. ApacheCoTodd

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    Yup, if you do the screws you at least , must do the mag catch and then the controls beg to be attended to and later the grip safety starts to feel ignored.

    Bushing

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    Sights?.....


    Nope, just step away form the gold screws Mister!


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    Good advice...I'm going to step away from all gold doodads. Except for my one gold tooth that is.
     
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    Cocked & Locked -

    Do you 'shoot' your pistols as well as you 'shoot' pictures of them with your camera?

    Those are some gorgeous shots, once again - thanks for sharing!
     
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    Gold tooth... Then I guess a pinkie ring might be in order.:D

    No, wait... That's for a .32 Special thread.:evil:

    Todd.
     
  10. horsemen61

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    I wonder if Peter has seen this thread yet?
     
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    Someone must have a long-slide .38 Super!

    Let's see it.

    I wann build one badly.



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    I like my Wilson Combat .38 Super. Very accurate, and easier than a .45 on my reconstructed elbow.

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  13. righteoushoot

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    Where the heck did the idea of the high polish 38 super come from? I mean, why was the 38 Super singled out? And, yes, I would love to have one...
     
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    STI 38 super

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    Makes me feel good just to know that shiny blue Wilson Combat .38 Super is right here in NC! :what:
     
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    looking at this thread makes me realize... we really need some better options for .38 super pistols, i have a witness in this caliber which i like a lot and love the CZ75s it was based off of but wow, options are limited
     
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    I've carried this one since new in 2007.

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    You think they're limited now - try buying one 25-30 years ago or more. I remember when The Bianchi Cup was getting started - I wanted a .38 Super in the worst way. Tough in general but especially if cost was factored in realative to an Army Private's income.


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  19. TonyRumore

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    I have three.

    Kimber, Colt Series 70, Witness

    Tony

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    I belong to a shooting club and a few guys I know have them. They shoot
    like a house on fire. I'm jealous and I want one, soon. The colt .38 Super
    is just ...................................SUPER!

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    I picked this old warhorse up used for a good price. It is a sweet shooter. (.38 Super of course.)

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    Thank you Sir :eek:

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    Thanks again. That gun was built by a local gunsmith, Robin Dietrich, from Otis, ME. He did all of the work except for the finish, which is Ionbond DLC over polished flats and fine matte rounds, the barrels and all of the other parts, inside and out, were also coated. It is my 'do everything' 1911, originally a .38 Super but I also had 9mm and 9x23 Winchester barrels fitted. I gave $500 for the gun when I bought it several years ago in near new condition, I've got about $2300 in it on top of that, not counting Ionbond's work and grips.


    If you're looking for a really nice, well built classic looking 1911 that would make a great heirloom piece (and not break the bank), you might consider the Turnbull/Remington UMC WW1 commemorative. Remington commissioned Turnbull to build 1000 of them in 2014 and sold them in sets that include a display case and repro WW1 holster, double mag pouch, and lanyard. It is as close to an original 1918 Remington UMC as you can get but it's all brand new, modern manufacture, they even started the serial numbers where they left off in 1918. Turnbull provided the frames, slides, barrels, and small parts, Remington supplied the internal fire control parts. They are all hand built and finished/blued by Turnbull, really nicely done pistols. The slide on mine moves like it's on bearings and it's got an excellent trigger right out of the box. They originally retailed for $2600+ but new sets are still available and some sellers have them at very reasonable prices for the gun you're getting. I bought mine a month or so ago and gave $1395 for it brand spanking new, everything still sealed in the original packaging. Of course, it's a .45, not a Super, but if you want a new but unique and classic take on the original 1911 to shoot and share with your kids and eventually hand down they're well worth looking at.
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  24. Peter M. Eick

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    These are some of my 38 Supers.

    I have Les Baer's (all 1.5"guns) Colt Super Stallion (gold cup) and a match EAA that is a lot of fun to shoot.

    The thing about Super's is the accuracy and the ease of shooting.

    See the next post due to the number of pictures.
     
  25. Peter M. Eick

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    The following is the first 300 shots out of a new Les Baer 38 Super 1.5" PII gun I bought back about 4 years ago now. 50 shots per target, 15 yards in the order I fired them. Note Baer says to do at least 500 rounds before you clean it, so I did 300 the first day and then 300 the next if I remember right.

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    This is why I like Les Baer and 38 Supers in a nutshell.
     
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